While we wait for news of anymore viral for this summer’s Iron Man 2, there’s a couple of interesting stories and theories circulating the web worth mentioning. First of all, Variety reports that S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) will make an apperance in both Iron Man 2 and Thor, which just started shooting recently. There is also speculation that Robert Downey Jr. himself may make an appearance in Thor. Find out the reasoning behind the speculation after the jump.
The inclusion of Coulson (say that three times fast) is just another example of Marvel Studios creating a single universe with its projects. As many know, the studio’s plan is to have the main characters in the Iron Man, Captain America (releasing next year), Thor, and Hulk movies to join forces in an Avengers movie. All the movies are designed to set up this fateful collaboration of superheroes. Thus, many of the characters cross over. Downey Jr. had a Hulk cameo, and Samuel L. Jackson (as Nick Fury) will be at least in the Iron Man sequel and Avengers movie.
So, of course this leads to the question of what other cameos we can expect to see in the upcoming Marvel movies. We may have gotten a hint at that during the Golden Globes this Sunday. Robert Downey Jr., who won a Globe for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, showed up to the event sporting his signature Iron Man goatee (see above). Why is this surprising? Downey usually shaves it off when he’s done filming. Could he be doing a cameo in Thor, which, as we mentioned, is now shooting? Or could he just be doing reshoots for Iron Man 2? While it’s possible, director Favreau’s recent tweet, and a statement by Paramount seem to contradict that.
Why do you think Downey has the goatee? Also, who else would you like to see cross over into the other Marvel films before Avengers is released?
Source: JoBlo and Chud